Daily Archives: May 7, 2017

May 7 in San Antonio history…

Abraham Wolff and Daniel Marx form a partnership and go into business together as Wolff & Marx.  They would remain one of San Antonio’s most popular mercantile stores until being purchased by competitor Joske’s in 1965.

1917 – World War I
Germans with first intention papers, who made application for final citizenship prior to the declaration of war with Germany were made happy this morning by a federal ruling.  Instead of laboring under the stigma of being “alien enemies,” nearly a dozen are now bona fide citizens of the United States, having renounced allegiance to the kaiser and declared their firm purpose to stand by this country in the present difficulty.

The Mission branch of the San Antonio Library, in the location of the Mission Drive-In theater, holds its grand opening.